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sword of battle
sword of might
Which is better the sword of battle or the sword of might.
Battle gives +1 attack, might gives +1 str.
Depending on the enemy I suppose. I chose might as most of the armies my friends have all come with high armor saves. No point in +1 attack if you need a 6+ to get through.
I'd say the sword of might, because elves generally need all the extra strength they can get.
Generally though, I'd rarely use either since a nice basic great weapon is such a good choice for High Elves since they don't suffer from the strikes last drawback.
Really difficult question, I based my answer on Swordmasters and White lions
Which is better in combat SM or WL, almost unanimously the answer would be SM, +1 Attack over +1 Strength. (this is a fatally flawed argument I know)
So I went with Sword of Battle, in saying that I have never really used either as I think great weapon/ Lance is better than both. I would use a "Sword of mighty battle" for +1 S and +1 Attack at 30pts though
Of any attribute I can add to a warrior, (Weapon Skill, Attacks, Toughness, Strength, etc.) I make it a rule to choose Strength. This is based entirely on my limited playing experience. My warriors of higher Strength have ALWAYS outperformed other warriors with more attacks, higher WS, etc.
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I think it's a case of horses for courses.
If you're fighting an army with lots of high strength armour saves then go for the extra strength weapon. If you're fighting armies with lots of no/low armour saves, go for the extra attacks.
As High Elves though I feel the Swords of Battle and Might are pretty pointless - it's cheaper to give your Lord or Hero an additional hand weapon or a great weapon. You could give them to an Archmage or Mage, but then you shouldn't really let your wizards get into the situation where they need to fight in H2H as they'll die pretty quick.
As Allonairre said though, if there were a magic weapon giving +1S and +1A then that would get a serious look in.
If it was for any army then the most used by far is Sword Of Might. For High Elves though your better off going for a Great Weapon unless u want to use a shield for a better save i guess.
I understand what you guys are saying about the great weapon and lance. My daughter wants a sword. And she will get one.
sword of might is unfortunately the best magic weapon in our armory (outside of the Reaver Bow). It's price and ability to keep high WS, medium strength attacks coming weather mounted or not is a must in our poor army. Str4 can barely put a dent in orcs, much less anything with armor or T4 or better (a whole lot of things)
I really only use the sword of might when mounted though, otherwise, a great weapon is just as good. If you're using the armor of caledor, a halberd is just as nifty as the sword of might for half the price, but sword of might easily tops the sword of battle no matter what opponent you face in my opinion.